You know, the one about the Jewish mother and the ties?
It goes like this: a Jewish mother gives her son two ties for his birthday. He goes upstairs, gets dressed, puts one on, and comes down, beaming, to show it to her. She looks him up and down and asks, “So, what’s wrong with the other tie?”
BenK at Ace’s jibes that, if current House member Tim Scott—who would then become the only current black senator—is appointed by Nikki Haley to fill DeMint’s senate seat, the headlines will scream, “Southern Governor Removes Black Man From The House of Representatives.”
And sure enough, as BenK also points out, right on schedule NBC’s Luke Russert tweets, “With Scott going to the Senate and Allen West losing, the 113th Congress will see no African-American Republicans in the House.”
I have to defend Russert (who, by the way, is Tim Russert’s son) a little bit, though. It turns out that since May of 2009 he’s been an NBC News correspondent covering the House of Representatives. So it makes sense the House would be his focus.
I still like that joke.